Museums at Lisle Station Park 921 School St, Lisle, IL60532 Located in a former train station, the Museums at Lisle Station reflect on the Lisle that once was, an agricultural…More community settled in the early 1830s. The Lisle Park District, Lisle Heritage Society and the Village of Lisle created the museum to preserve the buildings and teach visitors about the cultural history of the town. The museum features four buildings and a retired train car. Visitors can learn to wield blacksmith's hammers, peek inside the living quarters of a railroad employee or rummage through the kitchen of a historic home. Group meetings and private functions can be held in the Beaubien Tavern or Netzley-Yender House for an hourly fee. Blacksmithing classes are held on a seasonal basis.
Lisle Heritage Society focuses on preserving and presenting portions of Lisle's past for present and future…More generations. Members can join by filling out an application and paying membership and annual dues. Members meet the fourth Thursday of January, March, April, May, June, September and October. Meetings begin at 7:30pm (except April and June when the meetings start at 6:30pm). The Society holds three special events throughout the year, which are free to the public.
Depot Days, on the museum complex, are held in September and consist of two days enriched with Lisle history. School days are held in May and Lisle students are taught what pioneer school day settings were like. Society members also make model trains, talk about early farming techniques and children are taught to milk a synthetic cow. Once Upon a December takes place in the first week of December and the museum complex is decorated and further demonstrations on Lisle pioneer days are held.
Come and explore the Blacksmith shop, barn, weigh car, Nestle Yender house, and the farmhouse on display and learn about Lisle's history dating back to the 1830s.